Quoting from this website: http://www.elance-odesk.com/press/53-million-americans-now-freelance-new-study-finds “Elance-oDesk is the world’s largest online workplace. More than 2.5 million businesses and 8 million freelancers tap into www.Elance.com and www.oDesk.com to work together via the Internet.”
After exploring the Elance site thoroughly, I bid for my first job in January 2014. Four months later, I was at level 7 and in the top 1% of the Admin category.
Elance works for me!